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After a bit of controversy, the Associated Press begins a dialogue with bloggers about posting articles and other materials on weblogs

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Creative Commons

Creative Commons is a nonprofit that offers free legal tools to creative people who would like to share their work under specified conditions. On the site, readers may like to start by searching the commons, which they can do using the convenient search feature. A search turns up results from the OpenClipArt library, Google, Wikimedia Commons, SoundCloud, and other sources - all of it pre-approved...
Foter Blog: How To Attribute Creative Commons Photos

With more than 227 million images available for legal use on its site, Creative Commons is a phenomenal resource for bloggers, educators, web designers, and many others working in digital images. However, according to the researchers at Foter Blog, more than 90 percent of Creative Commons photos are not attributed at all. Of those that are attributed, less than 10 percent are attributed properly....
YouTube: A Shared Culture

This snappy and succinct 3-minute video offers readers a concise explanation of what Creative Commons is, what it does, and how artists, corporations, musicians, bloggers, and anyone else might make use of it. Put simply, according the video, Creative Commons is like a public park: anyone can use a public park, as long as they follow certain guidelines. Likewise, anyone can use the materials on...
NYPL: Public Domain Collections

According to, "A work of authorship is in the 'public domain' if it is no longer under copyright protection or if it failed to meet the requirements for copyright protection." Works in the public domain may be used free of charge for any purpose. Amazingly, the New York Public Library has recently placed more than 180,000 of the items in their Digital Collections in the public...
Public Domain Review: Class of 2018

According to national copyright laws, a person's work enters the public domain after a certain number of years following their death. In many countries, this number of years is set at either 50 or 70. Thus, on January 1 of every year, a number of new items become part of the public domain. The Public Domain Review (last featured in our 05-26-2017 Best of the Scout Report issue) recently published...